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Martin Bashir on Moore, Oklahoma: 'Perhaps the Worst Tornado in the History of the Planet'
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Posted on 05/20/2013 6:24:46 PM PDT by chessplayer

As NewsBusters has reported over the years, America's media love to hype every serious weather event.

On Monday, shortly after an F4 tornado demolished the town of Moore, Oklahoma, MSNBC's Martin Bashir called it "perhaps the worst tornado in the history of the planet" (video follows with transcript and commentary,


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: dumbass; oklahoma; oktornado; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
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1 posted on 05/20/2013 6:24:46 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

MARTIN BASHIR....PLANET EXPERT!!!


2 posted on 05/20/2013 6:26:50 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: chessplayer

OKC has received more than they deserve.


3 posted on 05/20/2013 6:28:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

He might be right. It seems to be pretty bad.


4 posted on 05/20/2013 6:28:47 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: chessplayer

I wish Bashir was hit by a tornado. Perhaps he’ll get deposited in Yemen or somewhere.


5 posted on 05/20/2013 6:29:06 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: chessplayer

Bashir is one of those liberals that comes off somewhat intelligent until he opens his mouth. He is definitely ignorant. Perhaps he never heard of an F5 tornado. Perhaps he can’t count that high. Either way, he should be deported or shot.


6 posted on 05/20/2013 6:29:21 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Amberdawn

Who is Martin Bashir?

Really, I have no idea who he is.


7 posted on 05/20/2013 6:30:21 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Amberdawn; Recovering Ex-hippie; chessplayer

if there is one thing bashir understands it is mindless destruction


8 posted on 05/20/2013 6:30:37 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Paladin2

To stop these monster tornadoes, we must allow government to tax, regulate and control us more...There is no other way to control the global warming and cooling which is casing all of this.


9 posted on 05/20/2013 6:31:07 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: chessplayer

‘Hyperbole’ thy name is Martin Bashir!


10 posted on 05/20/2013 6:32:01 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: chessplayer

Needs to have his wealth confiscated and redistributed.


11 posted on 05/20/2013 6:32:07 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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Causing too...


12 posted on 05/20/2013 6:32:15 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ConservativeInPA

my mother was in a f5 tornado in 1957 in Fargo ND. It was bad but there wasn’t many people living in Fargo at that time (6 fatatlies all children who were home by themselves). Same with this, if this tornado hits 20 yrs ago in same place probably not as many people die because there wasn’t many people living there.. It all looked like pretty recent development.


13 posted on 05/20/2013 6:32:35 PM PDT by scbison
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To: chessplayer

Probably not in the history of the planet, possibly in the history of recorded history.


14 posted on 05/20/2013 6:33:39 PM PDT by 762X51
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To: chessplayer

Bashir is an idiot. He shouldn’t be allowed to comment on such of a God loving conservative community.


15 posted on 05/20/2013 6:34:01 PM PDT by albie (s)
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To: chessplayer

It’s the worst I’ve ever seen and they have two more days of this coming up.


16 posted on 05/20/2013 6:34:22 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Pining_4_TX
Really, I have no idea who he is.

Really, I don't either.

17 posted on 05/20/2013 6:34:24 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Pining_4_TX

He’s another British import with a news show, like Piers Morgan.


18 posted on 05/20/2013 6:34:53 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Pining_4_TX

Really? Really?

Martin Bashir slaughters the truth on msnbc like a psychopath meth head clubbing baby seals


19 posted on 05/20/2013 6:35:14 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Amberdawn

Ah, no wonder I didn’t know who he was. :-)


20 posted on 05/20/2013 6:35:52 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: 762X51

Probably not in the history of the planet, possibly in the history of recorded history.


There have been F5’s.


21 posted on 05/20/2013 6:36:22 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
Probably, the worst in the US since Joplin.

List of tornadoes causing 100 or more deaths

22 posted on 05/20/2013 6:36:30 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: ConservativeInPA
This is way worse than the 1999 OC tornado.

Fatalities are going to exceed 100 by the time all is done.

It could not have been a more unfortunate confluence of events.

I'm guessing the President will deign to show himself in the situation room for this "incident."

23 posted on 05/20/2013 6:36:32 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: bigheadfred

Ah, he’s on MSNBC. No wonder I didn’t know who he was.


24 posted on 05/20/2013 6:36:38 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Dallas59

We need more gas taxes, property taxes, fines, fees and government regulation...raise the electric rates!!

Those with even addresses should ride bikes to work on odd numbered days...

Bike pool with your neighbor with using tandem bikes!

Nothing else will stop the global warming


25 posted on 05/20/2013 6:37:06 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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in terms of area of damage, he might be right...astonishing


26 posted on 05/20/2013 6:38:50 PM PDT by basalt
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To: dragnet2

If those “people” in OK had given up some of their wealth...this would have never happened./s


27 posted on 05/20/2013 6:40:10 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: chessplayer

Liberals suffer from a silly modern conceit. This was a devastating storm, but hardly the worst in the history of the planet. He needs to study the Tri-State Tornado of 1925, among others. The Tri-State Tornado was an F5 that was on the ground for 3.5 hours and traveled 234 miles across Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, which is the longest continual tornado path in the recorded history of the world. It killed at last 747 people and injured thousands, making it the deadliest in U.S. history by far.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri-State_Tornado


28 posted on 05/20/2013 6:40:24 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: chessplayer

Out of curiousity I tuned in to MSNBC. Heard Chris Matthews and didn’t last 20 seconds.


29 posted on 05/20/2013 6:40:36 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: chessplayer

You can tell an F5, even the grass gets sucked up. Learned that a the ‘97 Jerrell Tx tornado....


30 posted on 05/20/2013 6:41:27 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Libs are ECSTATIC about the destruction and deaths this thing caused. They really are. Now they are actually claiming (DUer’s) that the Earth NEVER had tornados or hurricanes until humans showed up.


31 posted on 05/20/2013 6:41:40 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
Libs are ECSTATIC about the destruction and deaths this thing caused. They really are. Now they are actually claiming (DUer’s) that the Earth NEVER had tornados or hurricanes until humans showed up.

if there are no humans how would they know?? I'll bet they are ecstatic that the IRS is off the front page, though..

32 posted on 05/20/2013 6:44:46 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: .45 Long Colt

The History channel did a program on that in their Wrath of God series


33 posted on 05/20/2013 6:45:39 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: albie

Bttt....excellent comment!


34 posted on 05/20/2013 6:47:22 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (No man is without sin.)
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To: central_va

One of the many things my grandfather said about the F5 Tri-State Tornado was that blades of grass and pieces of straw were driven deep into tree trunks like nails. I’ve got dozens of old photos of the devastation from the communities in Southern Illinois. If I told someone they were pictures of Hiroshima or Nagasaki they would believe me.


35 posted on 05/20/2013 6:50:47 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: chessplayer

Any lib that is happy about this I hope that karma gets them..it may not be today, or tomorrow..but it will happen..because scum bags like that who relish over the misery of others are NOT human beings


36 posted on 05/20/2013 6:51:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: RginTN

Yep, I have a copy. There is a scene with a truck in a tree. That was my great-grandather’s truck.


37 posted on 05/20/2013 6:53:40 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: napscoordinator
He might be right. It seems to be pretty bad.

Gotta to the “Tri-State Tornado” killed 695 people and injured 2,027, traveling more than 300 miles through Missouri, Illinois and Indiana on March 18, 1925. It was rated an F5 at the top of the old Fujita scale (with winds of 260-plus mph).

38 posted on 05/20/2013 6:55:39 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: chessplayer
I seem to remember Barack Obama campaigning in 2008 and reporting on a Kansas tornado that had just killed 10,000 people.

Those Liberals -- they just like to say stuff.

39 posted on 05/20/2013 6:56:45 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: scbison
Same with this, if this tornado hits 20 yrs ago in same place probably not as many people die because there wasn’t many people living there..

Same is true with hurricane damage. Damage is worse than in storms of the pastdecades because there is a lot more development...everywhere.

40 posted on 05/20/2013 7:01:23 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: chessplayer
He should've seen the one in 1789 -- it blew away a heap many teepees.

Where do these brainless, uneducated idiots come from? This storm sadly did a lot of damage and killed/injured many people. But there were gigantic tornados before the region was heavily populated and media fools like Bashir around to display their own ignorance.

41 posted on 05/20/2013 7:01:25 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: .45 Long Colt
This is how you can tell an f5. Here is a picture from Jarrell Tx. The asphalt and grass have been sucked up. An f5 is like a huge vacuum cleaner.


42 posted on 05/20/2013 7:02:19 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: chessplayer

It doesn’t even come close the the 1925 Tri-State tornado.


43 posted on 05/20/2013 7:05:25 PM PDT by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Amberdawn
I wish Bashir was hit by a tornado. Perhaps he’ll get deposited in Yemen or somewhere.

He looks like he would fit right in!
44 posted on 05/20/2013 7:06:37 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: Pining_4_TX

think he;s from India who was brought up in America and now moved here and thinks he is smart and should be heard.

Think it’s him anyway.

If so then the man is a fool , an elitist fool who has no idea about the real world and works at a station which has only one purpose and that is to cover for their messiah like the rest of the cult of oabma


45 posted on 05/20/2013 7:08:13 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: RedMonqey

I mentioned the Tri-State too, but I used slightly different stats, but that is beause the stats differ slightly based on the reference source. Some in 1925 believed more than 1,000 died. It was hard to get an accurate death count because it traveled over such a large area. Plus, there were places so utterly destroyed it was impossible to know if some of the people were blown away or if they left after the storm to look for work elsewhere. Some of the injured people were hastily put on trains and they never returned home. Because of inefficient communication, chaos, and the tremendous area involved, it was simply impossible to get precise figures.


46 posted on 05/20/2013 7:10:38 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: napscoordinator

The Tri-State tornado, March 1925 was massive:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/natural-disasters/4219866


47 posted on 05/20/2013 7:10:56 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: lonestar

Yes...a much stronger tornado could have gone through the plains and done little damage...but this one hit a highly developed area.


48 posted on 05/20/2013 7:14:53 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: chessplayer
Cf. Wikipedia article on the Tri-State Tornado


49 posted on 05/20/2013 7:16:24 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: napscoordinator
Tri State back in 1925 had 700 deaths.

Depends on how you measure these things ~ bodies, dollars, square miles of devastation, what?

50 posted on 05/20/2013 7:18:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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